Veteran music critic Robert Christgau has included us on his latest “Dean’s List”, ranking our new LP among the best records of the past year. We are among but a handful of rock bands to make the list, and we are thrilled to share the spotlight with records by The Flaming Lips, Drive-By Truckers, Old 97s, TV on the Radio, New Pornographers, Parquet Courts, and Wussy.
Our new album just got a very high grade from Robert Christgau, the “Dean of American Rock Critics”. Click here to read his brief but flattering review.
A regional magazine wanted to take a look back at our song Peekskill, from the 2010 album “Placed by the Gideons“. Hank answered some questions about the origins of the song and the band’s fascination with post-industrial cityscapes. Click here to read it.
Introducing our cover version of “Holland 1945″ by Neutral Milk Hotel. Many thanks to Under the Gun for the great write-up. We debuted this version of the song last night onstage at New York City’s Mercury Lounge, and by some strange coincidence, on the very same evening, Stephen Colbert chose to play the original version of “Holland 1945″ at the ending of his TV show. Spooky!
After selling out the initial pressing, 12-inch vinyl is now back in stock! Featuring a full-color gatefold sleeve, lyric sheets and premium heavyweight vinyl, all purchases include a FREE digital download of the entire LP, plus a FREE copy of the seven-inch single “Today Might Be Our Day” b/w “Parliaments On Sundays” (an alternate version of the album track). Order via this DIVE RECORDS link or, better yet, buy your copy in-person at our Thursday night Mercury Lounge show!
Courtesy of Diffuser.FM, here’s the music video premiere for our new song ‘Somewhere Else To Be’. And don’t miss the exclusive interview with Hank about the song’s origins. The video was directed by our friends Chris Cassidy and Chris Kenneally.
Aquarian Weekly has published a nice review of our new LP, saying that Wormburner “effortlessly melds indie, punk, power pop, and rock into a diverse, yet cohesive sound.” Click here to read the full piece!
We’re the featured Song of the Day today at KEXP! This is the second time we’ve had this honor bestowed upon us by Seattle’s indie rock king-makers. Tune in this afternoon and/or subscribe to the KEXP Song of the Day Podcast for a free digital download of our new song “Somewhere Else To Be”.
Inside Hook has featured our new song “Somewhere Else To Be” on their October Spotify Playlist. We’re one of only 15 songs alongside new material from Ok Go, Weezer, Foxygen, and Cold War Kids.
Pleasant Living in Planned Communities
Released 9/30/14Buy digitally through iTunes
Our third LP! This album’s cast of desperate characters includes a downed airman in WWII Europe, a 21st Century soldier returning home from battle, and a transient gay hustler whose youthful looks are weathering with age.
“Anthemic indie rock with a punk rock kick” – KEXP in Seattle
Thursday June 25th
Asbury Park, NJ
Thursday September 24th
The Mercury Lounge
New York, NY